Dr. Steven Pinker: Cognitive Psychologist, Linguist, and Author

This episode’s guest is Dr. Steven Pinker. He is a Harvard professor of cognitive science (the study of the human mind) with expertise in visual cognition and psycholinguistics as well as an author and speaker. He writes about language, the mind and human nature. Recall my interview with Dr. Stephen Wolfram a few weeks [...]

Gary Vaynerchuk: Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, and Author

This episode’s guest is Gary Vaynerchuk--or more widely known as “Gary Vee.”   He is an entrepreneur, social media influencer, speaker, author, and investor. He started in his father’s liquor-store business, but his goal is worldwide domination--and buying the New York Jets. His current focus is Vaynermedia, a digital ad agency with large brands [...]

Chris Bertish – Big Waves, Big Ocean, and Big Dreams

This episode's guest is Chris Bertish, a South African big-wave surfer, trans-Atlantic paddle boarder, speaker, and author. Among his many accomplishments, he won the 2010 Mavericks Big Wave Invitational surfing contest. He almost died that day, but he didn't let that minor detail stop him. In 2017 he completed a solo 4,700 mile, 93-day [...]